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A place where we share our knowledge, so you can learn more about the ins and outs of sustainability.

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July 12, 2022

CSRD is coming: who needs to comply and when

The developments around the CSRD are going fast, but much is still unclear for companies. This article explains who needs to comply and when, and the role of SMEs.

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June 30, 2022

Releasing the hedgehog for sustainable food

During our 2022 company outing we went on a tour visiting some community based farming initiatives in the west of Amsterdam. This is what we've seen and learned.

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June 15, 2022

Skill-up podcast episode with Joost

We discuss how entrepreneurs, CEOs and private equity investors should behave in the sustainable transition. We focus on our interdisciplinary and systems-thinking world view.

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May 19, 2022

Sustainable business: the risk of doing nothing

Climate change poses several risks to your business. Doing nothing is far more costly.

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May 4, 2022

How to sustainably BBQ: LCA example of different BBQs

We use a life cycle assessment (LCA) to compare different forms of BBQs. Doing so we investigate the environmental impact of this summer hobby.

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April 21, 2022

6 tips for reducing the carbon footprint of your organisation

Curious to find out how to reduce your organisation's carbon footprint? Follow these 6 tips.

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April 7, 2022

Achieve net-zero through life cycle assessment

More and more organisations need to reduce their environmental impact. A method to achieve net-zero emissions is through life cycle assessment.

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March 23, 2022

Climate adaptation and mitigation

The KNMI states that if we continue along this path, warming to the 1.5 degree limit will be reached as early as 2030 at the earliest. Time to take action.

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March 23, 2022

Laat Mokum Bloeien!

Our non-profit project ‘Laat Mokum Bloeien!’ promotes biodiversity in the city of Amsterdam and contributes to improving our living environment.

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March 17, 2022

Assessing biodiversity using Life Cycle Assessment

Assessing biodiversity using in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This article explains how biodiversity is assessed in current LCA methods.

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March 9, 2022

SFDR: ESG is insufficient to comply with DNHS-principle

This article explains how ESG data is not sufficient to comply with the SFDR article 9 disclosing and reporting requirements.

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February 21, 2022

Breakfast of champions: an LCA example of the English versus the continental breakfast

What is the environmental impact of your breakfast? We performed an LCA study comparing the English and continental breakfast.

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February 16, 2022

SFDR: Why private equity managers must move beyond ESG data

This article explains why private equity managers are better off to leave ESG behind. Both in general and in the context of the SFDR.

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February 8, 2022

Product environmental footprint: PEF the new footprint method

PEF (product environmental footprint) is the new footprint method. It’s a harmonised method to measure the environmental impact of products.

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December 23, 2021

Scaling up bio-based materials for sustainable construction

Scaling up bio-based construction materials is contributing to combatting climate change. We explain how bio-based materials can contribute to sustainable construction.

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December 8, 2021

Expressing environmental impact in euro's (or dollars): the ECI

Timber construction is advancing further in the Netherlands due to a low ECI score. But what is the ECI? And is it interesting for your company?

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November 25, 2021

Example LCA: which egg do you pick?

An LCA example: which egg do you pick? In this article, we compare different types of eggs based on their environmental impact.

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November 11, 2021

Start sustainability today with our free carbon calculator

Read this article and start today using our free carbon calculator with a carbon dashboard. Take your first steps towards a sustainable organisation and with your carbon footprint.

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November 4, 2021

How to sustainable construction: embrace bio-based materials

The Dutch government wants to be fully circular by 2050 through the efficient use of sustainable resources. The environmental impact of materials is determined by means of a LCA.

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October 26, 2021

CSRD is bound to make an impact on your business

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive will have an impact on your business. Read Saro’s article about this new weapon of the EU Green Deal.

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October 6, 2021

What is an environmental product declaration?

An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) communicates the environmental impact of a product. What is an EPD, and what does it mean to you?

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August 24, 2021

How the European Green Deal affects your business

The European Green Deal is on its way. It sets out an ambitious roadmap for climate policy in Europe. Read here what it means for your business.

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August 16, 2021

Why is a life cycle assessment important?‍

Measuring the environmental impact of your business or product via a life cycle assessment (LCA). Read here how this is important for you.

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August 10, 2021

Eco-friendly reading: paper books versus the e-reader.

What would be better for the environment: reading a paper book or reading books on an e-reader? Read this example of a life cycle assessment comparison.

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June 15, 2021

What is a life cycle assessment?

In this article we explain what a life cycle assessment is. We dive into goal and scope, inventory analysis and impact assessment, and the analytical framework.

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June 7, 2021

The carbon cycle: a quick recap

Emissions disrupt the carbon cycle. We explain the difference between the long and short cycle and tell you how a carbon footprint can help you.

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June 4, 2021

Our consortium won the tender for the Natural Pavilion

Floriade 2022: Our consortium is the winner of the Dutch Innovation on Floriade 2022: the Natural Pavilion. It is the showcase for circular and bio-based construction in the Netherlands.

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April 13, 2021

The snags of Carbon Banking

Rabobank recently became a Carbon Bank and wants to compensate for CO2. According to the Rabobank, they are making a positive impact by doing so. But what is Carbon Banking and what does it deliver?

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March 16, 2021

Proud to be part of the Dopper Wave

Hedgehog Company joins the Dopper Wave. A movement to turn the tide in the fight against plastic pollution. What are we doing, and what can you do?

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November 10, 2020

Manual for nitrogen-free construction

Hedgehog Company, together with C-creators and Platform31, performed a study for the province of North Holland on nitrogen emissions in construction.

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